More people should be supported to die at home, MPs say

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 14 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1965
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A lack of NHS and social support services is condemning many people to end their lives in hospital when there is no clinical need for them to be there, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has concluded.

    In its report on end of life care in England, the influential committee of MPs calls for 24 hour district nursing and access to advice and treatment out of hours to cut the numbers of unnecessary hospital admissions.

    The committee, which acts as a check on public spending, notes that most people express a wish to die …

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